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Men and their land. The mining sites of the Mokta French Company in Lozere; Des hommes et leur terre. Les sites miniers de la Compagnie Francaise de Mokta en Lozere

Abstract

This booklet summarizes the history of the mining activity in the Lozere district (France) devoted to the extraction of uranium ores. This activity started in 1957 with the open cast exploitation of the Cellier deposit which lasted 35 years and produced 4200 t of uranium from 5800000 t of ore. The exploitation was performed by the French Company of Uranium Ores (CFMU). The uranium crisis started in 1962 and led to an increase of prospecting activities. The crisis ended with the first oil crack in 1973 and the uranium demand and prices grew up until 1979 when the Three Mile Island reactor accident occurred. The second crisis that followed led to the development of new recovery processes such as the heap lixiviation process. In 1980, the CFMU became the French Company of Mokta (CFM) and in 1986, the CFM became a 100% daughter company of the Cogema group. The exploitation of the Bondons mine ended in 1989 and the program of site rehabilitation started. The document focusses on the environmental aspects of this program, the reforestation, the drainage of surface waters and the control of water quality. (J.S.)
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1994
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-FR-0017
Reference Number:
SCA: 050100; 210802; 540250; PA: AIX-29:040299; EDB-98:081649; SN: 98001989310
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1994
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; COGEMA; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; FRANCE; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; PROSPECTING; RADIOMETRIC SURVEYS; REMEDIAL ACTION; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; SOLUTION MINING; SURFACE MINING; URANIUM ORES
OSTI ID:
659929
Research Organizations:
Compagnie Generale des Matieres Nucleaires (COGEMA), 78 - Velizy-Villacoublay (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French;English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE98629770; TRN: FR9705593040299
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE98629770
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
26 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Men and their land. The mining sites of the Mokta French Company in Lozere; Des hommes et leur terre. Les sites miniers de la Compagnie Francaise de Mokta en Lozere. France: N. p., 1994. Web.
Men and their land. The mining sites of the Mokta French Company in Lozere; Des hommes et leur terre. Les sites miniers de la Compagnie Francaise de Mokta en Lozere. France.
1994. "Men and their land. The mining sites of the Mokta French Company in Lozere; Des hommes et leur terre. Les sites miniers de la Compagnie Francaise de Mokta en Lozere." France.
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title = {Men and their land. The mining sites of the Mokta French Company in Lozere; Des hommes et leur terre. Les sites miniers de la Compagnie Francaise de Mokta en Lozere}
abstractNote = {This booklet summarizes the history of the mining activity in the Lozere district (France) devoted to the extraction of uranium ores. This activity started in 1957 with the open cast exploitation of the Cellier deposit which lasted 35 years and produced 4200 t of uranium from 5800000 t of ore. The exploitation was performed by the French Company of Uranium Ores (CFMU). The uranium crisis started in 1962 and led to an increase of prospecting activities. The crisis ended with the first oil crack in 1973 and the uranium demand and prices grew up until 1979 when the Three Mile Island reactor accident occurred. The second crisis that followed led to the development of new recovery processes such as the heap lixiviation process. In 1980, the CFMU became the French Company of Mokta (CFM) and in 1986, the CFM became a 100% daughter company of the Cogema group. The exploitation of the Bondons mine ended in 1989 and the program of site rehabilitation started. The document focusses on the environmental aspects of this program, the reforestation, the drainage of surface waters and the control of water quality. (J.S.)}
place = {France}
year = {1994}
month = {Sep}
}